While my mini-faering is sleeping half done in the shed, I decided to start another build in my basement over the winter. My oldest nephew had just turned 3 and I felt he might like a Viking ship of his own, to be set up in the living room for play while he is little, then taking it to the cottage when he can swim completely on his own.
The boat is basically a dory skiff with a solid white pine bottom and 4mm okoume planking.
The rendering in FreeshipPlus 3.4 isn't great but gives an idea.
All the strakes are cut from a single sheet of plywood, but because of the solid wood bottom it isn't strictly a one sheet boat. It is ~ 8' 4" (2.5m) long and the beam is ~3' 8" (1.12m). The depth measured from the top of the bottom is ~1' (30 cm).
The lower 3 strakes are connected at the bow, and will be stitched and glued, the sheerstrake is completely separate and will be attached glued lap. The bottom and stems are just screwed to the planking and will be backed up by epoxy fillets. The design is probably overly complex for such a little boat but it allows me to test drive several different building techniques.
The sheerstrake is scarfed lengthwise. The bottom strakes will be butt joined in the middle of the boat over a fairly beefy frame. Despite stapling the scarf joint with cardboard it didn't come out ultra-neat and needed a lot of sanding. The whole boat will be painted, so I'm not too concerned about the staple holes; they can be filled with epoxy later. The surfaces didn't mate 100% and the scarf joint ended up being a bit of a hard spot.